The Michigan state average is up 7 cents compared to last week

21 October 2019

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 21, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 7 cents compared to last week.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.65 per gallon for regular unleaded. Still drivers are paying 12 cents less than this time last month and 13 cents less than this same time last year. 

Motorists are paying an average of $40 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $7 from when prices were their highest last May.

In its report for the week ending on October 11, new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 2.6 million bbl to 226.2 million bbl. When compared to last year at this time, total domestic stocks are 8 million bbl lower this year. Although demand took a slight step back from 9.46 million b/d to 9.35 million b/d, according to EIA’s latest report, it is still 172,000 b/d higher than last year’s rate at this time.

"Until supplies increase or demand decreases, motorists are likely to see moderate increases in pump prices," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.65 per gallon, 2 cents more than last week’s average and 17 cents less than this time last year.

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Ann Arbor ($2.72), Jackson ($2.68), Grand Rapids ($2.67) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.56), Flint ($2.63), Benton Harbor ($2.63)

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  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.

                            CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                       Regular Unleaded Gasoline



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2018 Low

2018 High

Record High







$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)







$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)







$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

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Gas Price Survey Methodology
Every day up to 130,000 stations in the nation and more than 4,200 stations in Michigan are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. 

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at

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